Tuesday, August 20, 2013


The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw – British title
Os Apuros de um Xerife – Brazilian title
En gentleman i det vilde vesten – Danish title
Sheriffi vastoin tahtoaan – Finnish title
La blonde et le sheriff - French title
Sheriff wider Willen – German title
Min ta vazete mazi mou – Greek title
Il bionda e lo sceriffo – Italian title
O xerife a loira – Portuguese title
La rubia y el Sheriff – Spanish title
En gentleman i vildaste västern – Swedish title
The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw – English title
A 1958 British production [Angel Productions, 20th Century Fox (London)]
Producer: Daniel M. Angel
Director: Raoul Walsh (Albert Walsh)
Story: Jacob Hay
Screenplay: Arthur Dales (Howard Dimsdale)
Cinematography: Otto Heller [DeLuxe Color, CinemaScope]
Music: Robert Farnon
Song: “The Valley of Love” sung by Connie Francis (Concetta Franconero)
Running time: 110 minutes
Jonathan Tibbs – Kenneth More
Kate – Jayne Mansfield (Vera Palmer)
Mayor Masters – Henry Hull (Henry Vaughn)
Keno – William Campbell
Jack – Bruce Cabot (Etienne de Bujac)
Uncle Lucius – Robert Morley
Toynbee – Ronald Squire (Ronald Squirl)
James – David Horne
Mason – Eynon Evans (Evan Evans)
Claybourne – Reed de Rouen
Luke – Charles Irwin
Slim – Nick Brady (Nicholas Brady)
Feeney – Nicholas Stuart
Johnny – Sheldon Lawrence
Frenchie – Gerald Lawson
Velez – Michael Peake
Carson – Jack Taylor
Cora – Susan Denny
Luke’s wife – Tucker McGuire (Anne McGuire)
Bud Wilkins – Gordon Tanner
Drunk – Sidney James (Soloman Cohen)
Drummer – Donald Stewart (Donald Wintermute)
Bartender/Undertaker – Clancy Cooper
Cowboy – Al Mulock (Alfred Rogers)
Gun Guard – Larry Taylor
Coach Driver – Jack Lester (Jack Swineford)
Chick – Charles Farrell
Running Deer – Chief Jonas Applegarth (Jonas Applegarth)
Red Wolf – Deputy Chief Joe Buffalo (Joe Buffalo)
Little Girl – Mary Reynolds
Saloon patron – Anthony Lang
Ranch hand – Peter Perkins
Servant – John Wilder
With Steven Berkoff (Leslie Berks)
Kate’s singing voice – Connie Francis (Concetta Franconero)

Jonathon Tibbs, son of a family of English gunsmiths, has no interest in the business and prefers inventing gadgets, in particular a steam-powered horseless carriage. Threatened with disinheritance if he does not report for work, he discovers that the company is not doing very well, and concludes that someone must expand their sales.
He reads in his newspaper about the wide use of guns in the American West of the 1880s, and decides to go there himself to sell firearms to the locals.
He ends up at the small lawless town of Fractured Jaw and inadvertently acquires a reputation for quickness on the draw, due to his wrist-mounted Derringer style weapon. He is innocently drawn into a range war between the "Box T" and "Lazy S" cattle outfits, both of whom claim sole water rights and, when he proves able to stand up to their hired gunmen, is appointed sheriff.
He endeavors to clean up the town using what skills he has, and by multilateral diplomacy. He attracts the support of Miss Kate, a blonde bombshell hotel owner, who helps him to fight off the hired guns of both cattle ranches, who all want him dead.
Earning the respect of the local Indian tribe, he becomes a blood brother of theirs, under the name of 'Fleet Iron Hat'. When he and Kate are besieged by the gunmen of both outfits, they come to his rescue and help to arrest the men. The two ranch owners eventually offer a deal to maintain the peace and share the water rights.
With relative peace restored, Jonathon decides to remain in Fractured Jaw, becomes an American citizen and marries Kate.

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